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Terry Madeley

terry@bookrastinating.com

Joined 1 month ago

I'll give this summary a little more thought later, but for now I'll just say I'm really enjoying books by Jeff Noon, Patrick deWitt, Becky Chambers etc. My main Mastodon account is @terry@social.coop. Am I doing this right?

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76% complete! Terry Madeley has read 23 of 30 books.

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finished reading Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula (EBook, 2022, Standard Ebooks) 4 stars

Dracula is one of the most famous public-domain horror novels in existence, responsible not just …

Was actually reading this via the Dracula Daily emails which have just reached their conclusion. An interesting historical snapshot of the dominant views on gender and race, let's say, and the seemingly-excessive Victorian language was fun to wade through. I enjoyed the diary structure, and just marvelled at how well these characters could recall entire, lengthy and detailed conversations. The ending felt rushed though, and the final confrontation seemed a little lacking, but that might just be because we're so used to spectacular, special-effects filled finales these days!